Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Trophy & Achievements

Here is a complete guide to all of the 40 unlockable trophies so that you don't miss any and have them all!

Call Of Duty MW3 has a total sum of 40 trophies and achievements that you can unlock in the campaign and multiplayer mode. You will be required to reach a certain level, get a number of kills, or do a specific mission to unlock each achievement in MW3. It is better just to guide you through each achievement in MW3 so you can collect them all and get the Platinum Trophy if you are a PlayStation user. 

Key Takeaways
  • There are a total of 40 trophies in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
  • The trophies can be divided into Bronze, Silver, Gold, and platinum. 
  • Only Playstation users can unlock the Platinum Trophy.
  • Collecting all the trophies of Modern Warfare 3 will be easier if you have played the Call of Duty games before. 
  •  It will take around 30-35 Hours to achieve 100% completion or earn the Platinum Trophy MW3.

All Trophies In MW3

MW3 Trophies And Achievements
The Trophies And Achievements- [Image By Me]
The sum of 40 Trophies and Achievements can be divided into Four categories. Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum (For PlayStation Users). Most trophies will be earned through the campaign modes, so they won’t be missable. There is a zombie mode and multiplayer mode through you, which you will unlock the rest of the trophies. 

Bronze Trophies

There are a total of 29 Bronze Trophies in MW3: 

Trophy NameDescriptionHow To Unlock
I Call Shotgun!Drive a vehicle with a Sentry Gun on the back and have it kill 5 enemies- During the campaign mission you will end up in Gora Dam.
- Use the Vehicle There to unlock the trophy.
Sample PlatterUse 5 different Armaments in Open Combat Missions- It can be unlocked during any point of the campaign as you just have to use 5 Killstreaks.
Dialed InCustomize your loadout in every Open Combat Mission- During the Open Combat situations load and come back to the last checkpoint and customize the loadout.
- It can be done by interacting with loadout crates.
Hired GunComplete 20 Contracts in MWZ- In the multiplayer mode complete contracts available on them map.
- The contracts can be any and isn't restrained to just one specific contract type.
You Can Pet The DogPet a Hellhound in MWZ- It can be completed in Modern Warfare 3 Zombie mode on any Hellhound found.
Helpful StrangerRevive a player from a different Squad in MWZ- Just revive your teammate once in the multiplayer zombie mode.
Back from the DeadReclaim your gear from a Tombstone in MWZ- Use the Tombstone Perk in Zombie Mode.
- After you die, comeback to the gravestone to collect all of your previous loot and guns.
GravestoneKill 100 Zombies with a vehicle in a single deployment in MWZ- Manage to drive over a 100 Zombies by purchasing a vehicle in the Zombie Mode.
PerkaholicHave 9 perks active at the same time in MWZ- There are new perk cola vending machines spread across the Zombie Mode Map.
- Use it to buy 9 perks and apply and use them.
Write It OffKill 500 Enemies using an Insured Weapon in MWZ- Use a custom gun of your own making into the Zombie Mode Gameplay and get 500 kills.
And So It BeginsSuccessfully Exfil in MWZ- Simply Evacuate a spot
High Wire ActKill 10 enemies while using a zipline- Choose a mission with lots of ziplines.
- "Highrise" is a good example.
- Kill while you are on it.
Frequent FlyerBase jump and travel more than 150m with your parachute- Get on top of a dam to get the result
Hey, Catch!Throw and hit an enemy directly with a Flammable Cannister, then blow them up with it- Use lying around propane tanks.
- They will be the normal orange color.
That’s One Way to Do ItDestroy an airborne enemy helicopter with a Mortar Strike- Can be attempted during the "Highrise Mission"
Have You Tried Turning it Off and On?Use a Shock Stick to disable an enemy Sentry Gun- The Trophy can easily be accessed during normal roam around combats.
BulletproofFind all Plate Carrier Upgrades in Open Combat Missions- You can come across these upgrades and they will be shown on the minimap as an "Armor Plate"
Tag, You’re It!Use the Spotter Scope to tag 60 enemies or items in Open Combat Missions- Use the tactical utility scope and aim and lock at 60 projectiles to access the trophy.
Back in the FieldAcquire the Major’s keycard in ‘Deep Cover’ within 90 seconds without being detected- Eliminate the Mayor within sight.
2-ferUsing the EBR-14, kill 2 enemies with 1 bullet 5 times in ‘Payload’ without sounding the alarm- You will need to already have the enemies marked by spotting them through the drones.
- Once that is done, line up your shots accordingly it won't be too hard.
Helo Hat TrickDestroy each objective helicopter in ‘Reactor’ with a different Armament- Locate three different kinds of Killstreaks.
FloaterParachute off a Gantry Crane onto the roof of the Harbormaster’s Building in ‘Precious Cargo’- Use the Crane.
Death RowKill 12 enemies while descending in the panopticon in ‘Operation 627’- You have to kill each guard of each cell while descending.
HitchhikerDefuse the bomb on the truck in ‘Gora Dam’ while it is in motion- As soon as the enemy gets inside the car defuse the bomb.
Snow AngelExecute the forest sniper in ‘Frozen Tundra’ with a takedown- There will be cloaked up snipers in the forest, target them.
Your tax dollars at workUse a missile to take out a single enemy in ‘Danger Close’- Use a cannon then use a missile.
Elevator Out of OrderReach the roof in ‘Highrish’ in under 45 seconds- Try to find the building top ascender.
- As soon as you find it restart your quest so you are able to restart the time it takes.
Think She’ll Notice?Destroy all of the cars in the mansion garage in ‘Oligarch’- Use explosives
Shot BlockedShoot the gun out of the air in ‘Flashpoint’ before a terrorist catches it- You have to know the timing of it.
- Time it when you see the hooded bodies and grab it.

Don’t forget to explore eXputer’s video walkthrough on earning the Shot Blocked trophy in COD MW3:

YouTube video

Besides that, remember to also refer to eXputer’s condensed video guide for earning the Helo Hat Trick Trophy:

YouTube video

Silver Trophies

There are a total of 5 Silver Trophies: 

Trophy NameDescription
ConquerorDefeat a Warlord in MWZ
Seeing RedComplete 5 Contracts in the High Threat Zone in a single deployment in MWZ
SlaughterhouseKill 50,000 total Enemies in MWZ
The End?Complete Act III in MWZ
No Such Thing as Too ManyFind and use all Armaments in Open Combat Missions

Gold Trophies

Lastly, following are the 5 Gold Trophies:

Trophy NameDescription
GearheadCollect all Weapons and Field Upgrades from Supply Boxes in Open Combat Missions
One Against AllKill Orcus while in a 6-person squad in MWZ
141 ReadyComplete the campaign on Veteran
Never Bury Your Enemies AliveComplete the campaign
The First StepReach Level 55

Platinum Trophy

Following is the Platinum Trophy of MW3:

Trophy NameDescription
A Soldier’s PurposeCollect all the Trophies

Ending Remarks

If you have played COD games before and gotten all the trophies, it will be relatively easier for you to get all the trophies of MW3 as well. The guide for the achievement is MW3 is just for beginners new to the franchise. Personally, I would suggest you grind on the multiplayer trophies since the other campaign achievements will automatically unlock.  

So these were all of the trophies and achievements that you will be able to unlock. Each one will be easy to unlock if you have been guided in the right direction. Players are furious over the fact that there is no Platinum Trophy found on the PS5, and honestly, they should fix this issue. 

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